Was This The First Paved Road In Michigan’s Capitol City?
Chances are, if you live in or around Lansing, you've probably driven on this road many of times... in fact, even if you're not from Lansing, chances are, you've driven on this road.
Can you guess which it may be?
Could This Be The Oldest Road In Lansing?
To be clear with you here, this isn't a definite answer, as my research wasn't able to find a concrete answer for Lansing. But I did find something, that can only make me assume it's this road.
How about the Grand River Avenue?
The Grand River Avenue - Stretching From Detroit To Grand Rapids
While a student at Michigan State University may use Grand River Avenue a little more than the average person, the road is extensive. Stretching from Detroit to Lansing, all the way up to Grand Rapids.
Grand River Avenue, named initially Grand River Road back in the 1800s, is the only road left that we have records of from the area. At one point even, the road wasn't even paved!
I don't just mean gravel and dirt roads either! We're talking plank roads...
Grand River Avenue Used To Be A Native American Trail
What we currently drive from Okemos to Brighton on in the 517, is actually an old Native American trail, that followed the Cedar River.